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The Bobirwa Cluster schools Eco-Club activities last week involved many lessons from the curriculum which the Eco-Mentors worked through during their training at the beginning of the month. These are Mabolwe Primary School children Making a Tippy Tap with Aunty Katie Balone, Uncle Khumo Dingalo and Bolokanang Rutang. These are Gobojango Primary School children learning...
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Children in the Wilderness is a non-profit organisation operating in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. CITW is supported by ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris to facilitate sustainable conservation through leadership development and education of rural children in Africa. Insight, care and commitment are required to conserve Africa’s pristine wilderness and wildlife areas....
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Eco-Mentor volunteer Angelica Mills shares a glimpse into how we prepare for the children before an Eco-Club annual camp. As she says, all made possible through Bobirwa Programme Coordinator, our beloved “Aunty” Tanya McKenzie’s amazing hard work and dedication!  “Quirky smiles. I love watching the children experiment and pose with their favourite mentors. We take...
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Following on from the enormously successful Eco-Mentor training last weekend, our Bobirwa Eco-Clubs have all held environmental lessons, and introduced their school heads and children to the wonderful, lockable trunks packed with amazing educational goodies. Enjoy this selection of activities from Gobojano, Motlhabaneng, Lentswe-le-Moriti, Mabolwe, Semolale and Mathathane primary schools – from lessons on hygiene...
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Eco-Mentor training plays a crucial part in the CITW programme.  One of the main focus areas of this training is on the teachers and community members who volunteer their time to run the Eco-Clubs in the schools. Practical activity: web-of-life lesson The purpose of the training is to prepare the teachers to facilitate these weekly...
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The 2019 annual Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Bobirwa December camps hosted a total of 32 children between the ages of 9 and 13, with an equal representation of boys and girls. The participating learners were from two schools neighbouring Mashatu Game Reserve, namely Semolale and Gobojango primary schools. The first camp commenced by welcoming back...
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Out now, Eco-Stars is an annual Children in the Wilderness publication, providing readers with an overview of the programme, and the opportunity to meet some of its Eco-Stars and learn more about their regional successes. In this, our fourth edition of Eco-Stars, we bring you snippets from our programmes across the regions, some updates on...
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Anyone familiar with Mashatu’s classic Limpopo bushveld will immediately recognise these glorious landscapes, and have a deep appreciation for the amazing experience these children have had. Thank you Angelica Mills for these lovely moments from what is a truly life-changing experience for these rural children!
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Writing and photos by Angelica Mills Children in the Wilderness Bobirwa operates within the Northern Tuli Game Reserve. Children in the Wilderness (CITW) hosted another successful back-to-back series of Eco-Club camps at Serolo Camp in Tuli Wilderness. Tuli Wilderness kindly donated one week of accommodation, from 27 September – 5 October 2019, for the CITW...
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Children in the Wilderness Bobirwa recently hosted children from Motlhabaneng and Lentswe-le-Moriti Eco-Clubs. Every year Serolo Safari Camp in the Tuli Wilderness closes to tourists in order to sponsor two full camps (eight nights for 16 children plus 11 x Eco-Mentors, all-inclusive) for CITW Bobirwa. The children had amazing wildlife sightings, making the learning so...
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